Fin´ger   Pronunciation: fĭņ´gẽr
n.1.One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extremities of the hand, other than the thumb.
2.(Mech.) Anything that does the work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine;
3.The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
A piece of steel three fingers thick.
- Bp. Wilkins.
4.Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
She has a good finger.
- Busby.
Ear finger
the little finger.
Finger alphabet
See Dactylology.
Finger bar
the horizontal bar, carrying slotted spikes, or fingers, through which the vibratory knives of mowing and reaping machines play.
Finger board
(Mus.) the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone; the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.; manual.
Finger bowl
a bowl or glass to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table.
Finger flower
(Bot.) the foxglove.
Finger grass
(Bot.) a kind of grass (Panicum sanguinale) with slender radiating spikes; common crab grass. See Crab grass, under Crab.
Finger nut
a fly nut or thumb nut.
Finger plate
a strip of metal, glass, etc., to protect a painted or polished door from finger marks.
Finger post
a guide post bearing an index finger.
Finger reading
reading printed in relief so as to be sensible to the touch; - so made for the blind.
Finger shell
(Zool.) a marine shell (Pholas dactylus) resembling a finger in form.
Finger sponge
(Zool.) a sponge having finger-shaped lobes, or branches.
Finger stall
a cover or shield for a finger.
Finger steel
a steel instrument for whetting a currier's knife.
To burn one's fingers
See under Burn.
To have a finger in
to be concerned in.
To have at one's fingers' ends
to be thoroughly familiar with.
v. t.1.To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
[imp. & p. p. Fingered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fingering.]
2.To touch lightly; to toy with.
3.(Mus.) To perform on an instrument of music.
4.To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
5.To execute, as any delicate work.
v. i.1.(Mus.) To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
Noun1.finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
2.finger - the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
3.finger - the part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers
Verb1.finger - feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book"
Synonyms: thumb
2.finger - examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
Synonyms: feel
3.finger - search for on the computer; "I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"
4.finger - indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
(tool)finger - A Unix program that displays information about a particular user or all users logged on the system, or a remote system. Finger typically shows full name, last login time, idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where applicable). It may also display a plan file left by the user (see also Hacking X for Y). Some versions take a "-l" (long) argument which yields more information.
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fines herbes
Fingal's Cave
-- Finger --
finger alphabet
Finger bar
Finger board
finger bowl
finger cot
finger cymbals
Finger flower
finger food
finger grass
finger hole
finger millet
Finger nut
finger paint
finger painting
finger plate
Finger post
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